Survey

This survey is part of the VALUE4NANO project, a Coordinated Support Action funded by the European Commission to deliver recommendations for future program topics. The project aims at developing an Implementation Roadmap of 4 value chains and their target products. The Roadmap will include business modelling and planning for a set of pilot lines and it will involve strategic industry and other stakeholders. Please take 15 minutes and share your experience. Thank you very much for your support. Please answer as soon as possible.

Definition: Nanotechnology deals with controlled creation, analysis and usage of materials and components with structural sizes relevant for its function between 1 and 100 Nanometers in at least one direction. New functionalities and properties result from the nano scale, that can conduce to the improvement of existing or the development of new products and applications.

AppliesApplies in partDoes not apply
Nanotechnology know-how is essential for manufacturing competitive products.
Nanotechnology is used to make existing products better/more efficient.
Nanotechnology offers promising chances for future product innovation.
Nanotechnology offers potentials to make products and technologies more sustainable

15. What share do the following regions have as market for your nanotechnology products?

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16. What importance do cooperation partners in foreign countries have for your nano activities (R&D, Production, Sales)?

nonefewimportant
Europe
North America
Asia
Other
nonefewimportant
Europe
North America
Asia
Other
nonefewimportant
Europe
North America
Asia
Other
DecreasingUnchangedGrowth < 5 %Growth 5-10 %Growth > 10 %
Workforce in EU
Volume
R&D Expense
Very stronglyStronglyModeratelySlightlyVery slightlyNot at allNot applicable
High investment costs
Lack of subsidies alongside the entire value chain
Lack of qualified expert staff
Lack of available capital
Lack of clear regulatory standards
Lack of international standards/norms
Lack of market information (detection of commercial fields of application)
Scepticism from industrial customers towards nanotechnology solution
Lack of consumer approval
Negative media reports on risks of nanotechnology
Lack of international networking
Too low market potential
Other

Please choose all value chains that you are involved with. Click the value chain title to open its corresponding question.